Welcome back to Read Me, I'm Irish.
The Irish are playing Western Michigan this weekend and we fully expect to dominate. If you can't make it to the game this weekend (or if you're coming and want to prepare), enjoy this clever video of Notre Dame Game Day in 50 seconds. The visual aesthetics are very creative and as an added bonus, Glee Club is singing in the background.
If you'll be in town for the game, use this website, which was designed to make the Game Day experience fun, organized, and stress-free. A few events not to miss are listed below:
The pep rally, at 6 pm on Irish Green. There will be football players, Coach Kelly, screaming students and dorm cheers. If you've got a drop of Fighting Irish blood in you, you won't want to miss this event. To add a little international flavor to your evening, walk right across the Green to the DPAC after the pep rally for a showing of the award-winning French film Daddy Longlegs.
Saturday morning, before you line up for your Knights of Columbus steak sandwich (and wave hello to me working the line), stop by the Saturdays with the Saints lecture on the Holy Cross Congregation's first saint. Then if you're in an academic frame of mind, take your pick between lectures on science and history, with an 11 am lecture on Newton's math and a lecture at noon on "The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan." After that, there's the usual round of Notre Dame traditions: cheering on the players as they walk from the Basilica to the Stadium, the Marching Band Concert at 1 pm, Inspection of the Irish Guard at 1:30, and finally the IRISH WIN will begin at 2:30 pm.
After the game, you can attend Mass in the Basilica, the Stepan Center, or in any of the following guys' dorms: Alumni, Dillon, Keenan, Stanford, Keough, Morrissey, Siegfried and Sorin College. I'd recommend Candlelight Dinner afterward for a delicious meal and conversation with your fellow Notre Dame fans.
I will take a break from this blog for the next week as I head home to spend Fall Break with my family. Please email me or leave comments if there is anything you would like me to write about after I return October 25th. As always, thank you for reading and GO IRISH!